This time of year is filled with parties, travel, fun and excitement and that’s all absolutely wonderful but it can make it a little challenging to stick to a fitness routine. I’m all for embracing life and enjoying the season you’re in, but I know myself well enough by now to know I feel 10 times better when I can work up a sweat before the day begins. It’s not something that needs to happen every day, but if I can get a workout in several times a week, I feel more energized, stronger and just plain happier!
Today I wanted to pop in to share a workout with you guys that you can do anywhere. It’s a great total body workout to keep on hand as travel picks up in the next two weeks, especially if you find yourself away from home or snowed in.
To complete the workout, begin by completing 16 repetitions of each exercise before beginning at the top and completing 14 reps, 12 reps, 10 reps … decreasing the reps by two until you reach your final round of 2 reps per exercise. If you’re up for an extra challenge you can work your way back up from 2 reps to 16 reps but please listen to your body and rest as needed.
For detailed descriptions of the exercises pictured above in this workout, please scroll to the bottom of this post.
And now for some last-minute fitness gift ideas!!
Fitness Gift Ideas from Nike
Nike Free RN Sneakers: I’m wearing these sneakers in a deep cranberry color in the above photos and I LOVE them. This is the second pair of Nike Free RN Sneakers I’ve owned (I also have a black pair) and they are comfortable, supportive and great for a variety of workouts from boot camp classes and strength training to treadmill intervals.
Nike Sportswear Tech Fleece: Talk about a comfy, cozy winter staple! This zip-up is feminine and while the material is light and soft, it’s still plenty warm and perfect for layering.
Nike Long-Sleeve Training Top: I love the cropped style of this pullover. I’ve been pairing mine with leggings and joggers for a casual athleisure look.
Nike Slides: These may be sandals but Ryan wears his slides year-round. They’re his go-to shoe that he keeps right by the door to let Sadie out, check the mail and run quick errands around town.
Nike Legacy Joggers: These vintage-inspired sweats are great for everything from workouts to lounging in the cold months of the year.
Nike Free RN Velcro Sneakers: These are the shoes Chase wears more than any other pair of shoes he owns right now. We actually bought them back when he was a size five and ended up order them in the next three sizes when they were on sale because he loves them so much!
Reversible Beanie: Perfect for sledding, skating and running around in the snow all winter long!
Walk Outs with Push Up: Begin standing with your feet shoulder-width apart. Keeping your legs straight, bend over toward the floor and place your hands on the ground. Walk your hands forward slowly until your body is in a high plank position, with your hands slightly outside of your shoulders. Lower your chest toward the floor and complete one push-up. Keeping your hands on the floor, walk your hands back toward your body and stand up. Repeat.
Air Sumo Squats: Begin with your legs opened wide to the sides and your toes turned slightly outward. Place your hands on your hips and brace your core. Bend your knees and lower your body, keeping your shoulders over your hips. Squat down until your knees are bent about 90 degrees and come back up into your starting position.
Mountain Climbers: Begin in a high plank, with your weight supported by your hands and toes and your core engaged. Bring one knee in toward your chest with toes just off the ground. Return to high plank position and quickly switch legs, bringing the opposite knee in toward your chest. Quickly switch legs back and forth.
Triceps Dips with Two Kicks: Begin with your hands shoulder-width apart on the floor and your knees bent in front of you with your weight in your heels. Push up as though you are going to straighten your arms and bring your bottom off the ground. (Do not fully extend your arms… Keep a little bend in the elbow to keep pressure off your joints!) At the top of the motion, kick your feet one at a time and then return your weight to your heels. Slowly bend your elbows to lower your body back toward the floor.
Squat Jacks: Begin with your feet shoulder-width apart, and your hands behind your head. Squat down until your knees are bent about 90 degrees and as you remain in a squat position, jump your feet in so they briefly touch before jumping them back out into your starting squat position.
Speed Skaters: Begin in a small squat position and jump sideways to the right, landing on your right leg with your left leg behind your body and behind your right ankle. Reverse directions and jump to the left with your right leg behind your body and behind your left ankle.
Additional Bodyweight Exercise Workouts
- 10 At Home and Travel Workouts
- 10 to 1 Bodyweight Workout
- Bodyweight Tabata Workout
- Total Body Floor Workout
- 5-4-3-2-1 Bodyweight Workout
For more workouts that do not require any equipment, check out my At Home Workouts Pinterest Board!